Would you know what to do if an active shooter enters a Head Start Program with a classful of toddlers? Brooke Thorington has more on what state education is doing to change that.
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Antoine Davis finished four points short of breaking LSU legend Pete Maravich’s NCAA career scoring record and Davis is upset he didn’t get another game. Jeff Palermo has the story…
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Early childhood educators in Louisiana are receiving active shooter training this week. Institute for Childhood Preparedness Director Andrew Roszak says this age group, of zero to five, is often overlooked and they offer specialized instructions on how to respond and even prevent an active shooter.
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The organization is conducting 11 training sessions in Louisiana this week blanketing the state from Shreveport to New Orleans in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education. Roszak says they’ve received positive feedback from individuals who’ve completed the training.
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Last year there were 647 mass shootings in the U.S. and there have already been 79 this year alone.
Participants are able to practice the techniques they’ve learned in a controlled environment and receive feedback from professional instructors. Roszak says it’s very important for early childhood educators to be prepared for the worst to protect such a vulnerable age group.
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You learn more about the organization at childhoodpreparedness.org and also register for classes, Roszak says they have a few open slots left.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell publicly addressed the recall effort to remove her from office during a press conference today. Governor John Bel Edwards’ office determined there was an insufficient number of signatures submitted by NOLATOYA to force a recall election. Cantrell says she is grateful to the community that supported her through this and this speedbump is now in the rearview mirror.
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More than 67,000 signatures were submitted but only 27,243 of the signatures were deemed valid; far below the 45-thousand needed. Cantrell is optimistic that the city will be able to move forward and refocus.
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Cantrell is the first Black woman to be elected mayor but her popularity has dwindled since crime escalated. Cantrell says she will continue her leadership as Mayor and will work collectively with everyone to build a better city.
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NOLATOYA organizers plan to challenge the recall results.
A shelter-in-place was ordered and all lanes of Interstate 10 leading to the Calcasieu River Bridge were shut down this morning as a result of a chlorine leak from Bio Lab in Westlake. State Police Sergeant James Anderson says multiple agencies responded…
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Anderson says a vapor cloud was spotted in the sky and air monitors determined it was chlorine. He says a shelter in place and the I-10 near the Lake Charles bridge were closed for about two hours, before re-opening just before noon.
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The LSU Lady Tigers left today for Greenville, South Carolina, where they’ll play Utah on Friday afternoon in a Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. A rally was held on campus for the team before they left for the airport. Coach Kim Mulkey’s team is two wins away from LSU reaching the final four for the first time since 2008…
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LSU plays Utah in the Regional semi-final on Friday at 4 PM.
College basketball player Antoine Davis says he feels cheated for not having an opportunity to break Pete Maravich’s NCAA scoring record. Davis ended up four points short and the C-B-I did not add his school, Detroit-Mercy, to its tournament so he can pass Pistol Pete. Maravich’s eldest son, Jaeson, is glad…
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Many felt it was right to exclude Detroit-Mercy from the C-B-I, because they had a losing record at 14-19. Jaeson Maravich says it blows his mind that Davis would say he’s upset that he was not given one more game to break the record…
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Maravich scored 3,667 points during three varsity seasons at LSU. Jaeson Maravich points out that Davis had five years to break the record, because he got an extra year as a result of the COVID pandemic…
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Davis missed four three-pointers in the final two minutes of his last college game.